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Docno: ADMS-06-06-02-0211

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: MacCreery, William
Date: 1778-07-10

To William MacCreery

Passy, 10 July 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography , 4:155–156. Adams discussed British reports of the evacuation of Philadelphia, congratulated MacCreery on the arrival of a ship in which he had an interest, and advised MacCreery that his description of the actions of Lafayette at Barren Hill would probably appear in Affaires de l'Angleterre et de l'Amérique. Finally, the departure of the Brest fleet was noted together with the hope that a decisive naval battle would soon take place.